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Deep-water port proposed for vessels in Arctic waters

...comment that suggests expanding the Port of Nome as a first step in improving infrastructure along Alaska's west and north coast.Nome is south of the Bering Strait but far closer to Arctic waters than the nearest Coast Guard base in Kodiak, an...
Judge evicts former TV reporter, pot activist from buildin

...first to reach Alaska.Those are the rules for the Race to Alaska, a 750-mile marine sprint from Washington's north coast to southern Southeast Alaska.The race isn't designed as a luxury cruise. Instead, it's a bare-knuckle, wild...
Shell files revised Arctic offshore drilling plan

...operate simultaneously in the Chukchi Sea rather than one in the Chukchi and one in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north Coast.The presence of two vessels is required so one can drill a relief well in the event of damage from a blowout.Shell...
Polish boat sets sail for Northwest Passage

...Wojnowski slid his finger along the perimeter of the polar ice cap, pausing on the village of Dikson on Russia's north coast."In Dikson we stayed two and a half weeks," Wojnowski said, still pointing to the map. "Here was the most difficult...
Suspected tsunami debris continues washing ashore

...we're finding is that, we're finding items that are likely tsunami debris along our coast, especially along the north coast of California. We have been seeing more of it over the course of the year and we expect more to wash ashore in the...
No sign of hull breach in Shell drilling vessel

...million in improvements before being put into service for a short time this past summer in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast.Stormy weather eased Tuesday with waves 25 to 30 feet and winds reduced to about 35 mph. Winds were 70 mph and waves...

...nation, tourists step off Royal Caribbean ships to visit the fenced-in beach attraction Labadee on the country's north coast. The visitors are prohibited from leaving the cruise line's property, which features white-sand beaches and one...
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No sheen seen, but drill ship status uncertain

...of the Kulluk means the diesel fuel tanks are isolated in the center of the vessel and encased in very heavy steel," she said. The drill ship worked during the short 2012 open water season in the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast.
Shell hopes to move forward with offshore drilling

...ANCHORAGE - The stars lined up - almost - for Shell Oil to drill exploratory wells this year in waters off Alaska's north coast. The Arctic Ocean was on record pace for low sea ice. The Obama administration gave a qualified green light to drilling...
Shell nearly finished modifying Arctic drill ship

...derrick, Shell Oil hopes to send down drill bits and pipe to tap vast oil reserves below the Beaufort Sea off Alaska's north coast. But it's the funnel-shape hull, with its flared sides, that makes the ship appropriate for Arctic Ocean waters...


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